GFCE Annual Meeting 2022
The GFCE Annual Meeting 2022 in the Hague will bring the GFCE Community together in person for the first time after almost three years to reflect on the GFCE's developments and activities, explore the GFCE's coordination role in identified areas (e.g. gender, UN processes, regions), and exchange ideas or updates on key topics.
The three-day Annual Meeting will take place at The Hague Conference Centre and there will be several networking opportunities arranged for all participants.
The Global Constellation Annual Conference: Linking Cybersecurity Capacity Research to Development
The Global Constellation of Cybersecurity Capacity Centres will hold its annual conference on 1st and 2nd November 2022. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) under the theme of ‘Linking Cybersecurity Capacity Research to Development’.
The conference will bring together academics and researchers, implementers, government representatives and law enforcement agencies, funders, and members of the policy community involved in global cybersecurity capacity building. It will seek to integrate perspectives across these stakeholders to address the pressing issues of capacity building.
Conference on International Cyber Security: Navigating Narratives in Cyberspace
Cyberspace is determined by the narrative that tells its story. Therefore, how do narratives shape and influence cyber conflict, the way we see it, and how we analyse it? How do narratives influence the way we think about the governance mechanisms related to cyber conflict: the role, potential and limits of law, norms, and state behaviour?
This first annual academic conference of The Hague Program on International Cyber Security continues the tradition of the annual conferences of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms. The conference continues the work of the annual series organised by The Hague Program for Cyber Norms in its four previous editions. These conferences have become a key multidisciplinary venue for peer-reviewed research in the study of cyber security and international stability. See our website for the program and impressions of the previous editions of the conference in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Paris Peace Forum
The Paris Peace Forum is held every November in Paris with the aim to place global governance at the top of the international agenda. Stakeholders discuss global governance issues and cooperate on solutions through three spaces:
- Space for Solutions: Presenting solutions for incremental change. All organizations can present their global governance project to a wide variety of stakeholders to showcase results and advance the initiative.
- Space for Debates: Discussing solutions rather than problems. Stakeholders discuss projects, initiatives, and ideas to address the challenges of our world.
- Space for Innovations: Developing digital prototypes. Experts help create technological solutions for the world of tomorrow.
17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2022)
The 17th IGF, under the overarching theme Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future, will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but it will also be hosted in a hybrid format.
The meeting programme is guided by five themes drawn from the Global Digital Compact in the UN Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda report.
The IGF 2022 Call for Session Proposals invites stakeholders to propose sessions on those themes and is open until 3 June 2022.
Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) 2023: “Cyber Resilience for Development”
The inaugural Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (#GC3B), co-organized by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the World Bank (WB), the CyberPeace Institute, and the World Economic Forum (WEF), will take place on February 2023 under the theme “Cyber Resilience for Development.”
Built upon four pillars – (1) Cyber Resilience for Development; (2) Collaboration to Secure the Digital Ecosystem; (3) Cyber Capacity Building for the Stability and Security of the Digital Environment; and (4) Solutions for Safeguarding Development from Digital Risks and Threats – the conference seeks to bring together decision-makers from around the world to catalyze action on mainstreaming cybersecurity, resilience, and cyber capacity building (#CCB) within the international development agenda. It also aims to raise awareness of how cybersecurity and resilience are an integral part of digital, social, and economic development as well as critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs).
The first-annual GC3B is anticipated to:
• Develop a demand-driven and international Global Cyber Capacity Building Agenda for cyber resilient development;
• Enhance CCB efforts by accelerating current multi-stakeholder cooperation and public-private partnerships;
• Mobilize global action, promote coordination mechanisms for CCB at the global and regional levels, and encourage funding of CCB;
• Advance good practices and tools for the protection of critical infrastructure; and
• Showcase examples from developing countries, particularly across the Global South, that have effectively incorporated cybersecurity and resilience into their development strategies and infrastructure projects and successfully coordinated external CCB funding and activities.
For more information, please email Michael J. Oghia, GC3B Communications Coordinator, at: email@example.com